Provincial Information Officer Vacancy

Provincial Information Officer Vacancy

Tony Reffold has been our Provincial Information Officer since November 2014 and in that time has served the Province well, in collating, editing and publishing media items of interest on the website and in the Provincial News Magazine. Unfortunately, owing to his changing roles within the Craft Province of Hertfordshire, he is unable to continue in his current role as Provincial Information Officer and therefore a VACANCY has arisen for this rewarding and demanding post….

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Tercentenary Jewel in Royal Arch Chapters

Tercentenary Jewel in Royal Arch Chapters

At the Annual Investiture Convocation of Supreme Grand Chapter on Thursday 27 th April 2017, the President of the Committee of General Purposes, E Comp Dr M. R. Aish announced that after much debate and many representations, the committee has decided to relax the rules regarding the wearing of the Tercentenary Jewel in Royal Arch Chapters. Therefore, with immediate effect, the Tercentenary Jewel is permitted to be worn by any Companion in any Royal Arch…

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Grand Rank Appointments and Promotions

Grand Rank Appointments and Promotions

The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp James Sharpley is pleased to announce that the following Companions have been appointed to or promoted in Grand Rank: Alick Walter BURGE PAGDC Peter Ross COX PAGDC Colin TAYLOR PAGDC The following Companions are to be promoted from PAGDC to PGStB Roderick Ivor KENT through Hertfordshire Stanley Davison ANDERSON through MetGC Christopher FOXCROFT through MetGC The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent send his personal congratulations and best wishes to the Companions…

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Proving it’s never too late

Proving it’s never too late

Edmonton Latymer Chapter No5026, recently Exalted W Bro Trevor Tye into the Holy Royal Arch. This in itself wasn’t particularly remarkable but for the fact that W Bro Trevor had not joined any other order since he was initiated into Waltham Cross Lodge in 1959, in a joint ceremony with his cousin, W Bro Vernon Tye. Companion Trevor has taken to his new order with great passion and has started to study the connection between…

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STANSTEAD ABBOTTS CHAPTER No. 9085

STANSTEAD ABBOTTS CHAPTER No. 9085

On Thursday 6th October 2016 at 5pm at Mayflower Place, Hertingfordbury, Bro Graeme Rawlings was Exalted into the Holy Royal Arch by the Principals and Officers of the Stanstead Abbotts Chapter in a truly ‘Excellent’ manner! The meeting in the Temple was followed by a splendid Festive Board with good food and conversation, enjoyed by all who attended. The photo shows the Chapter’s 2nd Principal, E Comp Martin Walker, PPGSN, our newly Exalted Companion Graeme…

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Chantry Bodina Chapter, 9121

Chantry Bodina Chapter, 9121

At the Annual Convocation in November 2016 E. Companion Derrick Lyons was awarded the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent’s Certificate of Service to Royal Arch Masonry, in recognition for the hard work and years of devotion to the Holy Royal Arch. What makes this all the more remarkable is that the Chapter already has three other members who have received the same honour – E. Comps. Len Collins, Howard Freeman and John Cooper. The Chapter must…

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Royal Arch Receptions for Chapter Mentors & Royal Arch Representatives in Lodges

Royal Arch Receptions for Chapter Mentors & Royal Arch Representatives in Lodges

The Grand Superintendent in and over the Province of Hertfordshire, E Comp James Sharpley, has tasked me with updating and revising not only the Royal Arch Mentor Scheme but also the relationship between the Royal Arch Province and the Royal Arch Representatives in each of our Lodges. This initiative has the full backing and support of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro Paul Gower. A series of Receptions for Chapter Mentors and…

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Mentor’s Corner

Mentor’s Corner

In November 2015, the Grand Superintendent invited me to take on the role of Royal Arch Provincial Mentor. Although the position had existed for several years we decided to re-evaluate it and decide what was needed in these times of falling numbers in both the Craft and the Royal Arch. What we came up with may briefly described as the ‘3 R’s’ – Recruitment, Retention and Re-engagement. In effect I am the Membership Officer for…

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Royal Arch Golf Day 2017

Royal Arch Golf Day 2017

ROYAL ARCH PROVINCE OF HERTFORDSHIRE E.Comp James Sharpley ME Grand Superintendent ROYAL ARCH GOLF DAY Friday 30th June 2017 Venue The Redbourn Golf Club Kinsbourne Green Lane, Redbourn, St. Albans AL3 7QA TWO TEE START FROM 1st & 10th AT :- 12.30pm This is a prestigious and very popular event and is open to any Royal Arch Masons who are members of a Hertfordshire Royal Arch Chapter and any member of a Hertfordshire Lodge, as…

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3rd Provincial Grand Principal – Philip David Masters PAGDC

Phil was born on the 2nd August 1957 in Plymouth, Devon and in 1958 moved to and was raised in Paignton in Devon. He went to Paignton Boys Secondary Modern School and left school at 15. On leaving school, Phil served his time as an apprentice carpenter, qualifying in 1977. He worked in Iran (prior to the revolution) in 1978 before working his way up the managerial side of the construction industry where he still…

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